The top destination for a safari in Africa is arguably the Okavango Delta in Botswana. The delta is a massive inland floodplain that fans out across Northwestern Botswana. The massive swath of earth that is the Okavango Delta is a mix of land, marsh, water, and sand. Landscapes here change in meters, not hundreds of kilometers.
Over one-third of the Delta is occupied by the Moremi Game Reserve. The stretch of land is home to one of the densest animal populations in Africa and famous for the encounters that ensue.
While the water element of the Delta is an expansive body of crystal clear water that snakes through high reeds. Visitors are fortunate enough to take in the tranquility in a mokoro, a dugout wooden canoe, while lily pads drift across the water in the breeze. The Delta is truly untouched pristine wilderness in the heart of Africa.
In comparison to the rest of Botswana, the Okavango Delta is a stark contrast. As Botswana is dominated by the even more immense Kalahari Desert. It’s no secret that Botswana is one of the top destinations in the world for spotting wildlife. When we began making a list of places we wanted to see in Africa the Okavango Delta was cemented at the top. It is where countless nature documentaries are filmed, and a bastion for wildlife research.